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  1. "To Remember The many" The Tamiya Lancaster 1/48 RFI Good evening fellow Britmodellers, let me present my longest build to date, it’s been Seven long months and a lot of blood sweat and Tears to get this iconic bird over the finish line. If you followed the WIP you’ll be aware of the back story so I won’t re tread old ground. If you’re interested in the WIP you can find it here. I’ll keep this short and sweet and get on with the pictures. I hope you enjoy the shots. I wished I had a brighter day to take the
    40 points
  2. I loved building this as part of my model clubs group build: T101 (101 years of Tangmere Airfield). XV408 is currently resident at Tangmere Military Aircraft Museum, which is home to my club: Tangmere Sector Modellers IPMS. It is being lovingly restored to its most famous 'blue' scheme that 92Sqn had done in homage to the blue Hunters that the Squadron used for their display team. This is the Hasegawa 'blue special' kit with Aires resin cockpit, Radar, electronics bay, allycat seamless intakes, scratch built parachute compartment (and other bits). Painted with Vallejo Model Air ins
    33 points
  3. Little Patches B-17G 91st Bomb Group. The name "Little Patches" was acquired after the aircraft's first combat mission with Lt William Major's crew when Frankfurt flak put many splinters through the ship. The damage was primarily cosmetic but the skin required numerous small aluminium patches prompting Lt Major to name the ship. Building the Revell 1/72 B-17G isn't difficult in itself, difficulties start begin when you are trying to use Eduard Biged. I only can say, that the main technology during the build of this model was soldering, not gluing. In addition, the following extras are also
    28 points
  4. my first attemp at posting a picture, Been a member for quite awhile, but because i am a ham fisted tecno phob (favorate tool, large hammer) hav'nt been able to work out how to post a picture, so fingers crossed. Like many I suspect I model in isolation, mainly due to workload, I would feel a fraud if I joined a club as I would not be able to commit to contribute much in the way of time to help with shows etc. This forum has provided much inspiration, and I have learnt a great deal from all the contributors, so here go's!! tamiya mustang by peter crossman, on Flickr
    27 points
  5. Built from the amazing Tamiya kit with decals from Fightertown Decals "Tomcats at War part 1 " sheet paints for the main colours were Mr Paint , the exhaust nozzles were from KA Models.
    25 points
  6. Hello All It has been a while since i post here something, so here it is..my recently finished F-84G Thunderjet of the Portuguese Air Force 1953 of the first 25 received via MDAP These Thunderjets formed the 20 squadron ,the first equipped with Jets..and many of them ended their lives fighting in Africa....but thats another story. It´s the Academy 1/72 kit painted with AK´s extreme metal ,used eduard´s photoetch and decals from various sources. Enjoy, regards from Portugal FBorges
    24 points
  7. Morning All, With the release of the new Revell Beaufighter there seems to have been a steady stream of them lately, so as I've not done a RFI in this section I thought I'd join in! This is the classic Tamiya 1/48 kit. No real fit issues apart from ones I created myself, like having the wheel bays closed. Paints are a mix of Vallejo and Tamiya, I scratched up some extra aerials here and there and got some plain while markings for MB T, I don't think it's right but I prefer the look to the yellow or red options. All comments, criticism and advice
    22 points
  8. Here is the Airfix 1/24 Scale Spitfire V, Built OOB, Humbrol Paints. Big of a pig of a kit but got there in the end. Pity the Airfix Roundels were not up to Scratch 586_8698 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8699 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8697 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8696 by Georgeconna, on Flickr
    19 points
  9. Hi Folks, OOB nothing added except filler!! Here is an Italeri F-14 with Iranian Decals, Humbrol Paints and Alclad Mat Varnish. 587_8701 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8700 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8692 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8691 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8689 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8688 by Georgeconna, on Flickr
    17 points
  10. Hiya Folks, Here is my attempt at the new 1/48th scale Revell Beaufighter kit,.... not exactly a shake and bake like the Tamiya kit,.... but to my eye it looks a bit more accurate, especially around the cockpit. For anybody interested, here is my WIP; The model was brush painted using mostly Polly Scale acrylic paints and the decals came from Aviaeology and were excellent to use, as were the highly detailed instructions. The rockets and the box in front of the windscreen which directed air to keep this clear came from Tamiya kit spares, while the stri
    14 points
  11. This very nice model coming from dual combo box (G-2&G-6) from EDUARD... Gustavs in Finland. I'm really enjoy in work. Painting, with pleasure, with Mission Models, used classic technics ...
    14 points
  12. Hi Everyone, Hope you don`t mind me sharing some photo`s of my latest effort My second attempt at Hasegawa`s 1/48 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate kit Finished to represent a `Frank` of the 58th Shimbu-Tai, Kyushu, Japan 1945 Built mostly OOB, with just some brake pipes, seat belts and aerial wires added the decals are a mix of the kits and the tail makings came from the old Tamiya kit I know they didn`t usually have the flaps deployed on the ground......... so imagine that this ones undergoing maintenance Hope you enjo
    13 points
  13. Hello mates, here a real oldie of mine. The "Erdnagel", Luftwaffe nickname "tent nail" (of Bundeswehr official spares part list for tents) because of its favourite "flight" attitude. I built this kit in 1979 together with the twoseater. German TL Decal lettering aged quite a lot. Microscale decals are perfect as new.... Cheers, Tom
    12 points
  14. What's this? No posts since Saturday? I blame the leaves… damn things keep falling off the trees. I did do some sanding and painting over the past two days but, sadly, only on the house. Bad modeller Thanks Keith, Simon, Martian, Roger, Giorgio and Stuart This is why things are delayed: Flickr Masking mojo is low, but I'll force myself to continue… soon
    11 points
  15. Boom! Thanks @hairystick for the polythene bag advice!
    11 points
  16. Hello, guys Grande Boutique is my second work from the WWI theme. This time I decided to make a background story. The action is located somewhere in France in 1918 ..... Diorama is made on a 20 x 20 cm base, dominated by a weapon store. In this story I played with my imagination, so I made up for a section of the narrow-track railroad with horse racks that were massively used at that time. The truck is RPM's "Mack AC Bulldog", which I've been upgrading with styrene in some places. In the end, the model is of satisfactory quality. The figures I used on the diorama are from
    10 points
  17. It's been a few months since I last posted in this forum. To be honest, I felt a need to "switch it up" and instead work on some non-aircraft subjects: Now it's time to get back to my main love, 1/72 aircraft. I've been inspired by Thorfinn's rendition of Airfix's Ford Trimotor, done up as the aircraft used in Miskatonic University's ill-fated Antarctic expedition, which is described by horror author H.P. Lovecraft in "At The Mountains of Madness". I've been a fan of Lovecraft's fiction since my teen's
    9 points
  18. Well. Finished one of my Aurora kit restorations. This one is the 1/72nd Cessna 337 as a Canadian Coast Guard operated example. Decals by JBOT. The boom stripes, de icer boots and flap, aileron elevator 'hinge lines' are all from my stock of decal stripes. The red paint is Humbrol Crimson with a dash of red t match the deep red of the stripe decals. Not a lot of wrok involved in doing this rebuild, just Mr Muscle oven cleaner for paint stripping a little repair and rebuild. First a couple images of the rebuild in progress... And the finished article.... Th
    9 points
  19. Hi, This is the 1:35 model, the Panzer VI Tiger ausf E early version. This is an Academy kit no. 1348. I based on the real one S13 unit which photo I added as first. Traditionally I made it as movable model (the film how can it ride is at the bottom). Additional parts are the Friulmodel tracks and small accessories. added bearings to the wheels
    9 points
  20. I wish I can take credit for this but I can't. This exceptional piece of fully scratch built replica of Donald Campbell test run Blue Bird at RAF Tangmere is done by master modeller Phil Cowley. Phil is a member of our model club: Tangmere Sector Modellers IPMS. He built this as part of our group build T101 (101 years of Tangmere Airfield). And what a subject to choose. He uses plans and research to create a balsa wood replica and then with the dark art of vacu-forming creates the model. Everything is moulded and scratch built. (Phil doesn't do social media or forums, but this is worthy of po
    9 points
  21. Well, I've beaten another one into submission, this time Italeri's 1/72 Warthog, Kit No. 1376. I've been fancying a Hog for a while, it's the baddest looking thing in the air, so nasty it makes a Lancaster look like VIckers Viscount. As usual, my dedication to scale, accuracy and detail is spot-on completely absent but what I lack in skill, I make up for in incompetence. The camo was brushed on freehand, attempting to follow the pattern (Pattern? You mean it's not just random splotches?) but inevitably it's slightly inaccurate quite a bit off not even close but it looks like ca
    9 points
  22. I'd like to say I'm back....but I have the feeling I'm just making a guest appearance..... Zvezda 737-800 kit finished with 8aDecs decals : Standard 4 x4 walkaround : ...and here it is with the original : I think AA have done a pretty good job with the new markings Thanks for looking - Mike
    8 points
  23. Hi everyone, thought I'd post my latest build. I really enjoy Wingnut Wings kits. Love to take my time and be methodical. There's a few mistakes, as normal. I was thinking for ages how to do the 'bullet' rigging, ended up doing it too low. It wasn't easy. I am quite happy overall but think next year I really have to think about getting an airbrush. The whole aircraft is slightly lopsided as well, which I've put down to a rough landing. My favourite part was the whicker chair, it's great to experiment with various colours. Also I think the propeller was my best wood ef
    8 points
  24. autumn I love having autumn Leaves, mist, hiding the barbecue in the garage Trying out one's new winter jacket Nipping home from the pub and smelling the decaying scent of autumn bonfires Nipping back to the pub next day then nipping home agai... Ah heck, I like autumn So There's a model? Oops...
    8 points
  25. I managed to squeeze in a little more Sunday evening and a bit more tonight so a quick update. That's the idea Simon. For sharpness at this scale I couldn't contemplate getting the same results from plastic... I feel like I've just tuned into a late night heavy-metal station powering out of Belgium CC! Do you have a husky voice by any chance...? Most gracious hendacious one. Bill & Keith: please gents - no unwarranted immersion of noggins into said steaming vats! You are both correct of course in terms of the vi
    8 points
  26. Hi all thought I would post another of my do 217 family. This time it's a j-2 formally of njg. 4 which was transferred to the Regia Aeronautica in Feb 1943. Model details Italeri kit Aims engine fronts & spinners True details wheels Stretched sprue radar & radio aireals Scratch build cockpit, top turret & modified vertical tails Aries mgs Paints xtracolor rlm 74,75,76 Thanks for looking, comments are welcomed. Nick
    8 points
  27. BE CAREFUL IF SHOPPING IN ASDA OR TESCO'S Over the last month I have become a victim of a clever Eastern European scam while out shopping. Simply dropping into Asda for a bit of shopping turned out to be quite an experience. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.... Here's how the scam works: ...Two seriously good-looking voluptuous 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the boot. They both start cleaning your windscreen, their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. When you thank them and offer th
    7 points
  28. Another piece of deck furniture sorted. Hatches when open latch back against stanchions Next up down the lobby to PO and seamans mess plus magazine. A bit of a problem installing this one as it's 80mm back from the nearest opening so ... Socket so push stick can be removed after fixing and just to prove its there inclined ladder yet to be added On to the aft fuel tanks Ladder just visible Next up the engine room Thanks for stopping by Kev
    7 points
  29. Thanks again! It has been a very long road to get this far. Tweener, I don't recommend Zvezda 1/144 kits unless you have a special interest in the particular subject. They are among he very worst in the scale. I would suggest Sweet or Platz kits for a much better experience. Or the huge F-toys range of aircraft and armour. Those guys have done all the heavy lifting in 1/144 over the last ten years. Here's some more on the Battle, which almost brings things up to speed. The next part was the glazing. These were first given temporary frames with strips of tape
    7 points
  30. Matchbox and Italeri - 1\72, models built a few years ago.
    7 points
  31. Afternoon Chaps First time I saw a H2R i thought, that is the evilest looking bike I have ever seen... As soon as Tamiya announced they were releasing one, It was over the moon and I had to have one... (ok, its now three, but who's counting ) I've actually been building this over the last couple of months, so this is sort of a catch up post This is a monster of a kit! It is extremely well detailed, goes together like a dream. The original comes in a polished chrome black finish, which to be honest I don't like and more than likely, a finish like that I
    6 points
  32. Time to post some images of my first ever Tamiya kit, as my usual diet consists of Czech short run kits or conversions of bombers into something more civil. I used an Eduard Zoom set for the interior and a CMK set for the dropped flaps. The kit decals are nice, but as I wanted to depict a late war F4U-1D from the USS Cape Gloucester, I used a sheet from Barracudacals. I hope you like it. Peter
    6 points
  33. Hi all, Thought I'd share my recently completed model. First time trying out mottling and boy its a challenge. I used a variety of Gunze and Tamiya paints. I chose to paint the blue band instead of using the decal so I could have a bit of a fade effect on it. I really love the simplicity of Tamyia kits and the detail. I think their new pilot figures look really neat too. I can't wait for more BF109 variants. Hope you like the pics!
    6 points
  34. I seem to be having trouble getting further photos in to the post but I'll keep trying. Chris IMG_0484 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr IMG_0485 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr IMG_0477 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr IMG_0478 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr IMG_0493 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr IMG_0495 by shipbuilder2012, on Flickr
    6 points
  35. Thanks @giemme, and @CedB, full speed, well nearly, and seamless, nearly. A couple of bits to address there. Update. Engine done and fitted. Cowling on. And there she is. Just the exhausts, canopy and other small bits to fit. Next up, a little remedial work on the underside, then ready for priming, I think. All comments welcome. Simon.
    6 points
  36. Primed, polished and ready for a coat of paint:
    6 points
  37. A small update - but big step forward. The Hawk is now in it's basic colours of Orange over White. I've done the 'on screen' version and gone with white anti-glare panels on the beak/cockpit. The White is Halfords white primer buffed up and the Orange is Humbrol 46. Next I need to do the detail painting and picking out some of the grey panels and the gun pod nose cones and panel lines, etc. I also need to install and paint the RCS thrusters. Karl
    6 points
  38. Are you talking to me? Here's my latest off the workbench - it took a little more than 9 months in the making, mostly because I'm slow. A short summary of the project first KIT: Italeri 1:72 A-10A/C Thunderbolt II N.1376 AIRFRAME: Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-0196, 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, while stationed at King Fahd Air Base in 1991, during Operation Desert Storm MARKINGS: kit decals, except for the blue fin edges. These were airbrushed, while the white lightnings with the squadron number were cut off the original decals. The It
    5 points
  39. My final submission to this very inspiring Group Build, at least for me. I now have Spitfires on the brain! Many thanks to Giorgio for all of his incredible knowledge and support and patience. I present the Sword 1/72nd Spitfire Mk.XVIe, 5503, Air Operations School, SAAF, Langebaanweg, 1951. All the paints are Vallejo or Vallejo Air and the kit right out of the box except for the blue and white roundels which were taken from the Pheon 'Pup's in France' sheet. You can read about my errors in the WiP thread. Actually, I think they look a little better than those supplied by Sw
    5 points
  40. Well ,that's me back with Ark Royal ,started to paint the aircraft.Couple of photo,s
    5 points
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  42. G'day people, I was originally intending on building a Grumman Tracker but as I already have one of those underway, I have chosen to build this instead, Confession time, I had already started this kit before I realised that there was a Grumman GB organised, however I believe that I satisfy the <25% completed criteria as I have mainly been preparing the fuselage for the addition of resin and PE details, I have not decided on a scheme yet, or even a timeframe as the platform has undergone significant upgrades throughout its career.
    4 points
  43. Mosquito PR.IV - 540 squadron, painting Xtracolor PRU Blue, finish - Tamiya LP23 plus some X21 matt base Added Eduard PE, resin wheelwells, vacu canopy from Taurus, some scratch with undercarriage, lenses, fuselage window, antenas etc. I invite you for photos Regards Jurek
    4 points
  44. obviously nobody really can.... yeah,, the color photo is a bit suspect, if it is really an original color and was not coloured later,.... still many variations possible... maybe the light one was more earth and less sand.... I will nor repaint as of now, as I have to apply decals tonight... with some panels opened as promised
    4 points
  45. This "Klein Haai" is finished...the rest are in the gallery... And this is next! Completely OOB. I am not sure of accuracy, but the detail looks good at first blush.
    4 points
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  47. A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped inches from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!" The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much." The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a taxi driver - I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years
    4 points
  48. OK. I’ve tried 0.2mm, and I don’t think I’ll bother with 0.1mm for 1/350, because this looks pretty decent. This is how you do it. Get 4 equal lengths of wire and, as Bill says, anchor the 4 close together in your vise (or something similar). The divide them into 2 pairs (Swann Morton blade for scale); Then take one of the outer lines and pass it under the 2 inners, up between inner & outer, before passing back to inside on its original side. Then do the same on the other side... and keep going; after 4 goes, each wire will have been used once. Gradually,
    4 points
  49. Hiya Folks, Well I`ve added the antenna on the side of the nose and the large whip antenna on the top of the fuselage,....... stick the last bits on,.... and it is finished!!!! It has been a bit of a trial at times but it looks every inch a Beaufighter and dare I say,.... more accurate than the Tamiya kit, especially around the cockpit; I`ll stick a RFI on later,.... cheers for the encouragement along the way everybody, Cheers Tony
    4 points
  50. More Battle bothering. I couldn't find a source of the 63 inch Type B roundels in 1/144, so I had to look at either painting them myself or putting the thing back in its box. A couple of hours online taught me a few things on the sizes and proportions of the markings, plus the recipe to mix the colours. I didn't have the required paints, however a chance errand at work took me past a local hobby shop and I was able to duck inside and grab what I needed. I began making the masks. The outer circle was OK, as I could use an Olfa cutter to do it. However the red circle was only 4.44mm in di
    4 points
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